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Child Injuries from Falling Televisions on the Rise

Destiny Baker3 years ago

In a study published in the online journal Pediatrics, statistics show an alarming increase in the number of child injuries caused by falling televisions.

This study comes only days after a 3-year-old was killed in San Antonio by a falling television while climbing a dresser.

Results of the Television Tipover Study

“Older TVs may be relegated to less safe locations in the home, such as on dressers or other unsuitable furniture.” – study published in Pediatrics

  • Most injuries associated with falling televisions occur in children under 5.
  • Head and neck injuries are the most common injuries to occur.
  • In 2011, 12,300 children nationwide were taken to the emergency room as a result of falling televisions.
  • This is nearly double the rate of 5,455 from 1990.
  • Over the last 20 years, 215 children have died from injuries sustained from falling televisions.
  • 6 deaths have occurred since January of 2012.
  • It is suspected that with the increased popularity of flat screens, older, heavier models have been moved to bedrooms and set on dressers and other furniture not designed to hold them.

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